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. personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic nags allege convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he moes what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. election violence in canada. quebec's newly elect premiere is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally.
the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 5, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at the democratic national convention is it's all about re-electing president obama. former president bill clinton makes his case tonight. last night speaker after speaker cast president obama as a champion of his people and his rival mitt romney as rich and out of touch. and the democrats have a new star in san antonio mayor julian castro. but the evening belonged to first lady michelle obama as her husband and daughters watched from the white house, her message was simple. president obama is just like you. susan mcginnis is in charlotte with more this morning. good morning to you, susan.
>> terrell, good morning. michelle obama had this arena captivated and the crowd roaring last night in a speech that's being called emotional and intelligent. she laid out her case for giving her husband one more term. michelle obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love michelle. i love her. >> some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> she says this president is a man whose upbringing and family values mean he'll look out for all americans. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. >> while the first lady stayed
mostly away from politics, keynote speaker julian castro dove right in. he got the crowd fired up when he answered the question, are we better off today than we were four years ago? >> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. >> castro also made a pitch to hispanic voters. >> because he knows we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took -- from a generation of young law abiding immigrants called dreamers. >> tonight president bill clinton will be the star. >> they have clint eastwood. we have the clintons. >> a lot of people respect president clinton for what he did as a president. when he left the office, the economy was in a far better
condition than when he took office. >> for those watching at home, president clinton has to compete with the start of the nfl season. roll call votes will officially renominate the president and vice president. president obama travels to charlotte today, terrell. no events officially on his scheduled ton. >> susan thank you so much. let's go to steve, executive washington editor for cbs news.com for more on the speeches last night. >> we saw speech after speech touting president obama's accomplishments over the past few years. you saw his wife michelle obama humanizing him with personal stories, the things he's done the last few years. you saw the keynote speaker also praising president obama but criticizing his opponent, mitt romney. this is ul on the cusp of a general election that's going to be hard fought, going to be tight until the end. tonight you're going to hear president bill clinton, one of
the more popular democrats out there, talking about the economy, the fact that while president obama has made inroads on fixing the economy that he needs four more years to finish the job. i think there's a hope there that president clinton's popularity will rub off on the president -- the current president moving forward. steve chicago geir is, cbs news this charlotte. you can see former president clinton's steech tonight. coverage begins 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. mitt romney is taking another day to practice for the upcoming debates with president obama but his runni mate paul ryan is back on the stump attending rallies in iowa -- he was at a noisy rally in west lake iowa, tuesday and made his case that america is not better off than it was four years ago. >> president obama can tell you a lot and he's good at doing that. he cannot tell you you're better off. after four years of getting the run around, what america needs is a turn around. and the man for that job is mit
romney. at a rally in cedar rapids, ryan said he faced a tough economy four years ago but made things worse. he and other republicans blasted the national debt. it topped $16 trillion last friday. it has poured in $50,000 of red ink for every man, woman and child. get ready for another fight over the debt ceiling. good news out of detroit, auto sales kicked into overdrive. demand for pickups -- the strongest month for auto sales in three years. as dean reynolds reports, businesses are more confident the economy is recovering. >> 5 million americans either build or sell cars and trucks and workers showing up for the midday shift at gm's plant in arlington, texas, were smiling. >> that's wonderful. i hope they keep going up.
everybody here needs to keep working. >> sales growth in august exceeded predictions and led usually kaushts company executives like kurt mcneill of gm to crow about their progress. >> when you think about all the jobs that we provide to the u.s. and the supply base, it's incredibly important and it will continue to become more and more important to this great country. >> a small bump in the construction industry fueled pickup sales and it helped move suvs and sedans. cars.com says car makers have recovered from the recession. >> there's no doubt the u.s. industry is in better shape. the entire auto industry is in better shape than four years ago. it's really returning more to the way things were before 2008. >> the u.s. industry is now on pace to sell 14.5 million vehicles this year, 4 million more than their 30-year sales low in 2009. but to get to this point,
chrysler and gm had to go through bankruptcy, had to close more than 3,000 dealerships and shed workers. 1.2 million people were in auto manufacturing a decade ago. now, there are just 790,000. while the u.s. market seems to be growing, economic problems in europe are proving to be a huge problem for the big three automakers here. gm alone lost $200 million in europe during the first half of this year. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. general motors next earnings report is october 31st, six days before the election. analysts expect gm will show a large enough profit in north america that will more than offset the continued losses in europe gliefrnlts in canada, a gunman opened fire at a political rally killing one person and wounding another. police captured the suspect late last night after he allegedly started shooting during a midnight celebration for the new premier. her party believes the french
speaking provinces should separate from canada was immediately whisked off stage. she was not hurt. the gunman set a fire outside the theater before being caught. to the cleanup from isaac. hundreds of evacuees started returning home. it damaged 13,000 homes, caused serious flooding in ten parishes. 36,000 customers still have no electricity in louisiana and more than 200 miles of roadway have been cleared. now, this is pretty gross. crews in southern mississippi are out picking up thousands of dead newtry a. pretty name. not when you see it. huge rat-like rodents with big orange teeth. they're washing up on beaches after the storm surge. the swamp rats are an invasive species wreaking havoc on native wet land vegetation. before we all throw up, let's take a break. coming up on the morning news, mark your calendar. rumors of a release date for the iphone 5 after a possible hidden message in an apple invitation. this is the morning news.
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the retailer says customer feedback led it to reduce the charge to $5 from $15. customers will get the 5 bucks back in a gift card after their final payment. it comes a day after toys-r-us announced it's waiving its lay away service fee through october. the world's largest fast food hamburger chain is going vegetarian. mcdonald's plans to open restaurants in india with entirely meatless menus. mcdonald's says it's what customers there want. it has 250 locations in india, but those serve chicken. apple is expected to unveil the successor to the iphone 4s next week. this is the invitation sent to reporters that shows a big 12 indicating the date of the event. but it casts a shadow that forms the number 5. industry experts say it will be thinner with a longer screen and will work faster with wireless networks. you know, terrell, who doesn't
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in new york, thunderstorms, 82 degrees. afternoon thunderstorms in miami, 88, strong thunderstorms in chicago, 89 degrees. partly sunny skies in dallas, 102. partly sunny in los angeles, 86 degrees. let's check your national forecast. south central states will see scorching temperatures topping 100 degrees today while the eastern seaboard and the panhandle get soaked with rain. the great plains and eastern ohio valleys should be dry. look for thunderstorms to roll through the southwest. in sports this morning, a pair of extra innings thrillers out west. bottom of the ninth in san francisco. pablo sandoval's fly ball to center field, they're hoping will end it. jason upton makes the catch and crashes into the wall. >> then one is hit over the right fielder's head going for a triple. this brings home the go ahead run. arizona wins it 8-6. no late inning magic for the dodgers. the dodgers fall in extra innings to the padres thanks to
11th inning rbis by logan forsythe and chase headway. san diego wins this one 6-3. the rays for the american league east is as tight as can be. the orioles facing the blue jays, homer over the left field fence. that's all the scoring baltimore needs. they win it 12 47b 0. and new york, running into trouble in tampa bay. evan long i don't remember i can't blasts a homer to left and puts the rays in front. tampa bay goes back-to-back, desmond jennings and b.j. upton. homer to put this away for the rays. 5-2. baltimore's win and new york's loss puts the two teams in a first place tie with tampa bay just a game and a half behind. when we come back, a navy seal's story. new details about the raid at osama bin laden's complex last year. from a seal who was there and who wrote a newly released book on it. [ male announcer ] one try can change everything. from a seal who was there and who wrote a newly released book on it. from a seal who was
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here's a look at the weather. in d.c., thunderstorms, 88 degrees. same deal in atlanta, 86. strong afternoon thunderstorms in st. louis, 94 degrees. sunny in denver, 83. sunny out in seattle, 80 degrees. one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's pakistani compound last year is revealing details about his orders and what went wrong. scott pelley got the exclusive interview with the seal ahead of the release of his book, "no easy day." >> was the plan to kill osama bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> this was absolutely not a kill only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this that hey, if given the opportunity this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if
feasible. >> that was the preferred thing? >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could? >> yes. we're not there to assassinate somebody, to murder him, this was hey, kill or capture >> they would fly from afghanistan in blackhawk helicopters to abbottabad back stand. it was flown by the 160th special operations aviation regiment through at treetop level on a moonless night to avoid pakistani air defenses. owen showed us on a model that we built how they reached the target and prepared to slide down ropes into the compound, but then everything went wrong in owen's chopper. >> we banked hard 09 degrees. once we went hard 90, it was very apparent that something was wrong. >> something about the downdraft hitting the complex of walls below caused the heavily-loaded
helicopter to falter in the air. >> these pilots are the best in the world. up don't get better than these guys. typically, they move right in and they stick it. it's like parking a car for these guys. it was a rough, rough ride. so something was obviously going on. tail rotor and everything happened to miss this wall here. we were sliding and falling out of the sky this way. at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. >> as the helicopter is going down, what were you thinking? >> this is going to suck. hey, wow. >> scott pelley reporting. the pentagon has serious concerns after reviewing the book saying it has information that should have never been published. owen maintains it has no classified information. you can see the complete interview this sunday on "60 minutes." coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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good morning. it's not raining right now. there's positive right there. we will have a few showers and storms today. yesterday we had a couple here and there. nothing too happy. it wasn't that bad at all. this morning as we check out our michael & son web cam on wisconsin avenue, all is quiet. always good to travel at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 a.m. by noon 82. this afternoon 5:00, 85. i think we get 2087, 88. we -- get to 87, 88. we do have a threat for passing showers and thunderstorms. with the humidity way up, anything that pops could have locally heavy downpours. showers back into west virginia and western maryland. we've been watching them the last little while come through garrett county, back through romney, coming out of elkins all moving off to the east. this will make the northern shenandoah valley probably an hour and a half and we'll watch it a little later as a potential of coming toward us. temps are way up there. once again a very muggy
morning. we've got 79 at the patuxent naval air station. 76 gaithersburg. the cool spots are in the low to mid-70s. i know it's september 5. it sure doesn't feel like it. with the clouds, some sunshine and scattered showers and storms. expecting highs anywhere from the mid- to upper 80s. might poke toward 90 in one or two spots. it is 4:26. monika samtani stepping in here with the first look at timesaver traffic. will we survive terrible traffic tuesday? >> yes, we d. we're still going -- we did. we're still going to have to get used to those traffic patterns. there will be a lot of traffic and still a lot of things to deal with in terms of volume as you travel on the may your thoroughfares. right now there's construction. first of all on the inner loop between the dulles toll road and the georgetown pike. also on the outer loop as you travel right here through annan dale. 66 looks okay. let's take a live look at 95 on the northbound side in springfield. looking fine. no big deals as you head up from woodbridge. there is construction southbound on 395 between
edsall road and the beltway as well. back over to the maps, this time to maryland. no issues to report. as you travel on the beltway north of town it college park and bethesda, there had been a minor accident on the beltway down at branch avenue. that should actually be in its clearing stages. another live look if you're planning to head south on 270. all lanes open coming in from frederick. more traffic at 4:39. >> thanks, monika. see you in just a little bit. the democratic national convention got under way in charlotte, north carolina last night and the crowd was pretty impressed with the young man from texas. >> but it was first lady michele obama's speech that seemed to steal the show. susan mcginnis has the latest from charlotte. >> reporter: michele obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love michele obama. i love her. >> reporter: some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change
who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: she says this president is a man whose upbringing and family values means he'll look out for all americans. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack obama is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. that's why he cuts taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. >> reporter: while the first lady stayed mostly away from politics, keynote speaker hool crow castro dove right in. he got the crowd fired up when he answered the question are we better off today than four years ago. >> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. >> reporter: castro also made a pitch to his hispanic voters. >> because he knows that we